Reported on Behalf of Students for Life Action
“In addition to occupying the Governor’s mansion and other positions of power in Virginia, abortion extremists maintain a slim majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates,” said SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins. “We’re deploying canvassers in Virginia to have conversations with thousands of voters, urging them to unseat Virginia’s abortion radicals and reclaim their state by voting pro-life first in the upcoming elections.”
RICHMOND, V.A., and WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-25-2021) – On Sunday, Students for Life Action will join The Family Foundation Action (TFFA) to kick off the first of 3 deployments ahead of the Virginia elections, urging residents to vote pro-life first. The first deployment aims to knock on 15,000 doors in just 3 days. SFLAction canvassing deployments will continue throughout the Summer and Fall.
“Virginia’s competitive off-year elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and the Virginia House of Delegates narrowly favor pro-abortion candidates,” said Titus Folks, Grassroots Political Coordinator for Students for Life of America. “Only a few pro-abortion officials need to be unseated to achieve a pro-life majority state senate, and a pro-life governor would mean veto power against pro-abortion legislation. Through our deployments, we intend to tip Virginia’s scales in favor of LIFE.”
The pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is on record supporting taxpayer funding of abortion, which is largely unpopular with Millennial and Gen Z voters, and late-term abortion — also unpopular among Americans nationwide. McAuliffe has in the past also received almost $2 million in donations from Planned Parenthood and affiliated organizations. “The Virginia gubernatorial election is within the polling margin of error,” said Folks, “meaning that pro-life voters have a true shot at replacing a long line of abortion radicals with a candidate who will respect the youngest Virginians. A pro-life gubernatorial win in Virginia would also bode well for the 2022 state and national election cycles.”
On June 28, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor Winsome Sears, and candidate for Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares will speak to SFLAction’s student canvassers about what is at stake in this election at an event hosted by The Family Foundation Action. Contact Britton Ross at [email protected] for additional information about this event.
For more on SFLAction’s Virginia deployments, visit StudentsforLifeAction.org/VA2021
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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life entity.